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As a young child, she spent the summer watching her grandmother sew, knit and create a variety of accessories for all the grandkids. She credits her grandmother for the education she received in simply observing her creativity.

Her initial plunge into the business came at a transitional time of life. She had a toddler, a newborn and her father had recently passed away. She channeled her energy into her work and expressed herself by creating items filled with love.

Her goal from the beginning has been to create quality products, made from the best materials and offered at an affordable price.

Elonka Nichole Designs was established in 2008 and now has showrooms in 3 major markets: Seattle, Dallas and Atlanta. All products from Elonka Nichole Designs are made at her…

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  • Joined September 23, 2008

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About

As a young child, she spent the summer watching her grandmother sew, knit and create a variety of accessories for all the grandkids. She credits her grandmother for the education she received in simply observing her creativity.

Her initial plunge into the business came at a transitional time of life. She had a toddler, a newborn and her father had recently passed away. She channeled her energy into her work and expressed herself by creating items filled with love.

Her goal from the beginning has been to create quality products, made from the best materials and offered at an affordable price.

Elonka Nichole Designs was established in 2008 and now has showrooms in 3 major markets: Seattle, Dallas and Atlanta. All products from Elonka Nichole Designs are made at her facility in Federal Way, Washington and available in stores nationwide.


What is the origin of the Mimi?

Elonka’s husband is Hispanic and when it was time to put the kids to bed they would say “It’s Mimi time.” (Mimi is Spanish slang for night-night time.) Choosing a name for the blankets with a sentimental meaning was easy and it seemed fitting to name her first creation Mimi!



What is the inspiration for her designs?

Elonka is inspired by her children and how they play and explore the world around them. She loves creating one-of-a-kind clothing items and stuffed animals for her children too. She also finds inspiration from current trends in clothing and home furnishings. Items that sparkle and have a retro flair also catch her eye and infuse her designs with originality.


Kudos: Elonka Nichole Designs have been well received and even a few celebrities own her products! She was the Official Bag at the 2011 Emmys and winner in the 2012 &2013 “Most Awesome” awards from Red Tricycle. There was no contest 2014.

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